On 6 June at the Tempodrom in Berlin, Mark Krymalowski, Head of the EMEA Digital Practice at Egon Zehnder, sat down with Dr. Bernd Montag, CEO of Siemens Healthineers. The conversation was part of the Axel Springer NOAH Conference 2018, which focuses on connecting leaders to empower the European Digital Ecosystem.
On January 17, 2018, Egon Zehnder’s Istanbul office convened a group of Turkey-based HR leaders for a breakfast discussion focused on leadership development based on the article of Turning Potential into Success: The Missing Link in Leadership Development by Claudio Fernandez-Araoz, Andrew Roscoe and Kentaro Aramaki.
It is a truism of corporate governance that a strong, highly functioning board can be an invaluable asset to management, going beyond oversight to provide guidance and strategic counsel to the CEO and his or her team. But these benefits can only be realized if the board and management have the trust and transparency that allows for candid, constructive conversation.
In our role as leadership advisors, we are often asked to conduct board effectiveness reviews. These comprehensive studies help boards improve their performance by recommending specific changes that impact board dynamics, process improvements and governance.
Leadership has never been easy. Yet given the current volatility of the external world—stemming from geopolitical uncertainty, activist pressure, a new generation of employees, and digital disruption—running a large company is both more challenging and less secure than it’s ever been, as the daily drumbeat of CEO departures shows.